Emma Elementary School
School Improvement Team
Monday, September 18, 2017


 Y       Jeremy Stowe                    Principal
 N  Carla Shipman  Assistant Principal
 Y  Debbie Hinson  K Grade Teacher
 Y  Shirley Young  First Grade Teacher
 N  Kim Dotson  Second Grade Teacher
 Y  Cara Pollard  Third Grade Teacher
 N  Karen Whitten   Fourth Grade Teacher
 N  Leslie Tritle  Assistant
 Y  Anita Lovejoy  ESL Teacher
 N  Andrea Golden    Parent
 Y  Tonya Deweese   Title I
 Y  Elizabeth Walton        Counselor
 N  Courtney Hickman   Specialists
 N  Virginia Edwards   Special Ed


  1. New members/reps and nominations
  2. Progress report for 16/17
  3. SIT PDP Goal for Certified Staff 17/18
  4. Title 1
  5. School Homework Policy


  • New members/reps and nominations: Welcome to our new SIT representatives Virginia Edwards, Courtney Hickman, Carla Shipman, Leslie Tritle, and Karen Whitten. Mr. Stowe is looking for a parent representative for our SIT. If you have a parent nomination for the SIT please give the name to Mr. Stowe.


  • Progress report for 16/17: Mr. Stowe shared the end of the year progress report with the team. We had several celebrations in our reports. We are growing our kids! Keep up the good work!


  • SIT PDP Goal for Certified Staff 17/18:  SIT approved the use of two school wide goals.  1) is a Leader in Me Goal, 2) is a generic ELA and Math growth goal. 





Expected Outcomes

Resources Needed


To Learn the core principles of ‘The Leader in Me’ and integrate these principles throughout the entire school.

Attend summer 7 habits trainings and all follow up sessions

Increase student achievement


Decrease student behavior concerns

TLIM trainings and Lighthouse team support

June 2018




Instructional Goal






  • Title 1:

A. Title I Audit- The Title I Audit will happen on Thursday, September 28. We will have visitors at Emma from 9:00 until 9:45. Mrs. Ruiz ,Mr. Stowe, Mrs. Deweese, and Mrs. Hinson will go to central office for the interview portion of the audit.

B. Parent Nights: Cougar Night will be called Family Literacy Night for K-4. It will be held on Thursday, October 19 from 5:30-7:00. Mrs. Deweese will send out more details to grade levels soon. Family Math Night will be on November 16 from 5:30-6:30. Parent events will now require an exit ticket for parents. Mrs. Deweese will make a generic one for each grade level to use.  In December, there will be a reading and math night make up session for parents.

C. Title I Policy and Plan: SIT revised our Title I Policy and Plan for the 2017-2018 school year. Both were approved by the team.


  • School Homework Policy: The team decided to table this discussion until our next meeting. Grade level chairs will discuss the homework policy with their teams.


Meeting Commenced at____3:20____


Minutes from last meeting approved:   _____X__Yes ________No


Next Meeting: October 10, 2017 at 7:00 AM